2017 SAFe® Leadership Retreat

The foundation of Lean is Leadership. The Foundation of SAFe is You.

WHEN 6-8 June Optional Community Day: 5 June
WHERE Edinburgh, Scotland The Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club

An event that brings experienced leaders together to build the community and creatively take SAFe forward.

The SAFe Leadership Retreat is the place where practitioners, change agents, coaches, consultants, and managers have an opportunity to come together and share experiences and ideas with SAFe in-depth.

The SAFe Leadership Retreat is a 3-night, 2 full day unconference that brings the creativity of the practitioner community together with the vision of the leading methodologists to generate new and exciting ideas for SAFe.

The Retreat has an Open Space format, enabling it to respond to the needs and experiences attendees bring, and develop ideas through conversation in a beautiful venue.

The event is fully catered, with accommodation included.


Just outside Edinburgh

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Organisations included

Scaled Agile IncNordea Bank Credit Suisse CA Technologies (formerly Rally Software) IBM Context Matters Radtac Ivar Jacobson International LeanKit Avega Group Blue Agility Microsoft The Royal Bank of Scotland Allianz Elekta Mastercard McKesson

There is no other event remotely like this.

The SAFe Leadership Retreat presents a unique opportunity to hang out, exchange ideas and participate in robust debates about SAFe with Dean Leffingwell, the crew from Scaled Agile and other SAFe thought leaders, in a casual, informal environment.

Em Campbell-Pretty, SPCT
Context Matters

Well worthwhile attending

The event was well organized and run and the location nice. The conference content itself was great, we were able to see and participate in the finalization of SAFe 4.0, as well as being able to talk with SAI folks directly.

Gerald Cadden, SPCT
CA Technologies

A great environment for broadening and deepening SAFe experience and knowledge.

The business-like but flexible agenda and content of the SAFe Leadership Retreat in 2015 provided a good balance between informed discussion, information sharing and promoting of ideas without any real egos, personal/corporate agendas and competitiveness creeping in.

Nick Clare, SPC
PA Consulting


The most important event in our calendar and the one we look forward to the most.

We are great fans of the collaborative atmosphere and the community sharing ideas and information to advanced agile at scale. Fabulous!

Nick McKenna, SPC
McKenna Consultants

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